Had enough of killing your hair and skin with chemicals? If you’re looking for organic solutions to clean, exfoliate and treat your hair and skin, give our homemade recipes a go.
1 Turmeric Magic
Full of goodness, the golden talc acts as a regular antiseptic and antibacterial medicine. The cooking spice can clean your complexion and help rejuvenate mature skin. Mix turmeric, sandalwood powder and water, leave it on your face for 10 minutes and wash it off – this recipe also helps for acne issues.
2 Potato Powers
One of the most popular vegetables worldwide can also be used to treat your hair. Potatoes are rich in vitamins A, B and C and when your body lacks these vitamins, your hair gets dry and brittle. Putting potato juice in your hair works wonders; massage your scalp for 15 minutes and rinse it off.
3 Rich Banana
Available throughout the year – and for a fair price – bananas have vitamins A, B, C and E and minerals like potassium, zinc, iron and manganese. With this unending list of benefits, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t add them to your diet. On top of that, if you mash them and mix sugar, they become natural scrubs. Just add some honey and moisturise it into your dry skin. Don’t forget, ripe bananas are the way to go!
4 Cucumber Toner
Great news! Putting slices of cold cucumber on your eyes really does help diminish puffiness. The fruit is mostly water, but also contains ascorbic and caffeic acids, both of which help to soothe skin irritation and reduce swelling. With the same pH as the skin, cucumber extract helps restore complexion while working its hydrating, nourishing magic.
5 Sweet Papaya
Who would have thought the orange-fleshed fruit had lots of benefits for your hair and skin. Papaya is rich in nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin B and much more. Get a ripe papaya and mix it with honey to create a natural skin moisturiser. A hair mask made with papaya can make your tresses stronger and shinier.